I need help finding out a way to perform the functions of the number pad on a laptop.
Click and Drag down the top menu bar in Blender. This will reveal the User preferences. Click on System / OpenGL and activate the Emulate NumPad option. Move the Menu bar back to the top, and choose “Save Default Settings”. This will cause the Number row on your keyboard to be used as if it were the NumPad in Blender.